Clean energy resources

Power grid

  • Saving energy with demand response

    Demand response is a voluntary, cost-effective tool that relies on people and technology, not power plants, to meet electrical demand.

  • Data access paves the way for cleaner air

    The smart, interconnected grid of the future is within reach – but customers and entrepreneurs must first have easy, secure, and meaningful access to energy data.

  • Pecan Street: Neighborhood of the future

    EDF partnered with Austin Energy, the City of Austin, and the University of Texas to found Pecan Street Inc., a living smart grid lab that monitors energy use of more than 1,000 residents.

Financing and business models

  • Unleashing private capital

    Billions of dollars need to be invested in clean energy each year in order to avoid the most severe consequences of climate change – and private capital plays a very important role.

  • Utility 2.0: Spurring the clean energy paradigm shift

    We need a new model that empowers businesses and families to take control of their electricity use and reduce harmful pollution.

Regional projects

  • Ohio: The FirstEnergy bailout

    FirstEnergy’s finances, emissions and efforts to kill the burgeoning clean energy industry are all bad news.

  • Chicago: Smart approach to smart buildings

    A new pilot program will demonstrate how energy-use data can transform the efficiency of Chicago buildings, with the potential to cut harmful pollution and save businesses money.

  • Texas: Clean energy economy

    Texas may be known as an oil and gas juggernaut, but the state is actually at the forefront of a new frontier: the clean energy economy.

Updates on our clean energy work

Energy blog posts

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Press releases

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  • Type: Report
    Date: September 1, 2020
    This EDF report covers strategic policies that could unlock the wide range of benefits DERs can provide and make them more affordable and obtainable for more Texans.
  • Type: Report
    Date: May 11, 2020
    A new by Environmental Defense Fund and grid reliability expert Alison Silverstein concludes that Texas’ competitive electricity market can meet future demand growth, increase grid resilience and keep energy costs down by leveraging demand-side solutions like energy efficiency, demand response and energy storage.
  • Type: Fact Sheet
    Date: November 22, 2019
    Outlines the details of specific regulations states have implemented to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. 

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Updated: September 2019